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Michael Bechard
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Hi all,

I'd like to get your opinion on the "appropriateness" of some content I'd like to recreate on the Geek from my personal blog. I'm asking now because it would be a lot of work for me (lots of images) and I'd rather get a "no" now instead of after doing all that uploading.

I've asked a couple of the moderators via private message for their opinion, but I haven't heard back (from one, at least; the first referred me to the other), so I'm asking you guys. Here are links to the article (it's a two parter):

WARNING: Adult language ahead


http://www.michaelbechard.com/blog/bastion-and-tbgftc-review...
http://www.michaelbechard.com/blog/bastion-and-tbgftc-review...

So, there's a couple of potential issues.

1. Language - I know BGG is a fairly family-friendly site, so I'm wondering if I bleeped out two of the four letters of dirty words if that would be ok.
2. Images - The images are all screen caps of movies with word balloons edited in; no game-specific content at all (other than the words). I'm pretty sure this falls under fair use as transformative parody, but I don't know how BGG would feel about having these images on their servers.
3. Content - Yes, it's got review stuff and descriptions in it, but most of the content falls squarely in the entertainment category, so....?

What do you guys think?

Thanks,
Michael Bechard

EDIT: fixed the broken link to pt. 1
 
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I would ask:

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Maybe this will help:

Poll
Do you think this content is...
  Yes No
Appropriate?
Content you want?
Content you'll read?
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Poll created by Tall_Walt
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Thanks for the poll, Walt! Good idea.

I did ask Octavian, over two days ago, but I haven't heard back.

Thanks,
Michael Bechard
 
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gogmagog wrote:
So, there's a couple of potential issues.

1. Language - I know BGG is a fairly family-friendly site, so I'm wondering if I bleeped out two of the four letters of dirty words if that would be ok.


This is not an issue. Fuck can and does appear all over the place.
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I could be wrong, but there is a reason you don't see many contests on BGG - they aren't generally allowed. That is unless you could somehow co-opt with BGG as the high profile twice-/thrice- weekly contests are.

Speaking of those contests, someone else you might try contacting if you haven't tried already:
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Kudos on checking ahead of time, it would have been a shame to see all your work go for naught.

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gogmagog wrote:
Thanks for the poll, Walt! Good idea.

I did ask Octavian, over two days ago, but I haven't heard back.

You're welcome. Appropriateness aside, I'm not seeing much interest as the poll stands. It may just not work with BGGers; we take games pretty seriously.

Matt's a busy guy, but he's the final authority, pretty much.

I didn't notice that it was a contest. If it is then, yes, you need to work something out with Chad, probably involving money.
 
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There's no contest at all. I just wanted to share the content on BGG. I'll try again with Octavian, I guess.
 
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